U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Southeast Region News Release




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              Vicki M. Boatwright

September 9, 1995                  



     RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER WORKSHOPS

The public is invited to attend a series of workshops in Louisiana being presented by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The workshops are intended to increase public awareness of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, including landowner responsibilities and options under the Endangered Species Act. The workshops will focus on private landowners, especially those concerned about the potential effects of logging and development on red-cockaded woodpeckers. The Fish and Wildlife Service will present examples of innovative, landowner-friendly approaches that are being used in other areas to minimize conflicts between humans and this endangered species.

The workshops will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the following locations:


     Hammond, Louisiana - Monday, September 11, 1995,        University Center,

Southeastern Louisiana University



     Alexandria, Louisiana - Tuesday, September 12, 1995, East Room, Student Union,

Louisiana State University



     Ruston, Louisiana - Wednesday, September 13, 1995,         Wyly Tower Auditorium,

Louisiana Tech University

For further information, please contact Theresa Rabot of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (318) 262-6630.

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